A brand-new state-of-the-art broadcast studio was unveiled by Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, and Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA on Tuesday. Tubatse FM’s new equipment is set to improve the quality of broadcasting for the station. Tubatse Progressive Community Radio Station broadcasts in the Sekhukhune region, Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality. The radio station was established in 2007 to broadcast programmes that are of community interest in a talk radio format. The programming covers a variety of current affairs genres and caters for all age and gender groups within the community. The languages of broadcast are, 90% Sepedi, 5% English, 2% Xitsonga, 2% isiSwati and 1% Afrikaans.
“The new state-of the art studios will elevate the quality of broadcasting, making Tubatse FM appealing to potential business partners and propel the community radio station to even greater heights,” said Siweya.
MDDA works in partnership with government to assist in developing community and small commercial media across the country and provides funding and media education for local community operators.